Lynch wondered what type of compensation Brundage thought the NIBL offered players, considering they were turning down professional offers that included $15,000 signing bonuses choosing instead to play in the NIBL.
Avery Brundage responded to Lynch with a letter thanking him for his efforts to improve the NIBL. Brundage also touted his own labors to combat amateur abuses writing, "I have been fighting the same battle for thirty years.
Brundage's claim that the AAU was working to solve amateur abuses seems particularly implausible, however, when you consider that four years after this flare-up the Wall Street Journal carried a rather candid article about the Chicago-based Denver Truckers of the NIBL, which showed that little had been done to change the AAU's practices, let alone hide them.
Gottlieb maintained that, after hearing overtures from the AAU, Davis came back and said he wanted "$19,000 for two years and $500 for a fur coat for his wife." Davis ended up in the AAU's NIBL. Olderman pointed out that a short time later the "new oil man" Davis and the Phillips Oilers' Bob Kurland were nominated for the prestigious Sullivan Award, given annually to the person, or people, most responsible for the advancement of amateur sport.
But, ironically, this professional nature of the AAU's NIBL contributed to the direction basketball took internationally.